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It is a well known fact that megapixels are far from the defining factor in image quality, but big numbers sell devices and Sony Ericsson is hopping in the bandwagon.


Following LG's announcement of the first PAYG 5MP cameraphone, SE is said to be preparing 'C905' an eight megapixel shooter which will become part of ts Cybershot line. According to the Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog, the full array of image enhancements (stabilization, BestPic, red-eye reduction, xenon flash and photoflash) for both photos and videos will be in there along with a new technology called 'Smart Contrast' (not defined, but the name kinda gives it away).


A-GPS makes an appearance too and brings the perk of geo-tagging while an accelerometer will flip shots automatically between portrait and landscape modes when the handset is turned.


The screen isn't overly large at 2.4 inches but a TV Out port will mean you can blow you 8MP snaps up on a far bigger screen if needs be (watch for noise corruption!). HSDPA, Bluetooth WiFi and USB data transfers are all worth mentioning as well and battery life is impressive quoted at 380 hours standby and nine hours talktime.

On the downside dimensions of 104 x 49 x 18mm and a hefty weight of 136g put the bulk of the C905 on a par with many smartphones so you're really going to need to be a camera nut.

Apparently Sony Ericsson will be announcing the C905 on 17 June so we should hear more soon. Expect rivals to soon follow suit...
http://www.trustedreviews.com/mobile...rshot-Phone/p1

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I saw this earlier today. That's insane. I guess it's a perk when you make both cellphones and good cameras eh?
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Yea I saw this before too but damn that's just insane. That basically took away the last thing that the N95 had going for it.
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8mp!!!?? damn.. it better take better pics than my cannon 6mp. if this thing dont have wifi, i wouldn't touch it...
Edited by Fearless - 6/11/08 at 11:41pm
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...$400+?
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I saw this earlier today. That's insane. I guess it's a perk when you make both cellphones and good cameras eh?
chances are it's a poor camera which justr so happens to have a high resolution image capture.

MP is like film quality. it only goes so far when youv'e got crap for a lens and the rest of the unit is crud
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8MP on a tiny censor, I bet the images will come out great huh?
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If I wasn't about to buy the 3G iPhone I would definatly get that.
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They should show some full resolution pics taken with this =/

Cellphone cameras compared to consumer digital cameras (aka the cheap handheld ones) is like comparing digital video cameras to film cameras... the quality isn't even close.

Digital video almost always looks like it was resized up, even in SD resolutions... and so do cellphone cameras, except they come with weird chroma bleeding all over the image which makes it look horrible. And occasionally, even the objects themselves are slightly dislocated.

I don't see the point with having such a huge resolution on your cell :/ It doesn't catch as much detail as a more quality cam would do at the same res. It kinda feels like having a lower resolution of higher quality would catch more detail, but you'd never know since there's not even one phone that has a quality camera!
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chances are it's a poor camera which justr so happens to have a high resolution image capture.

MP is like film quality. it only goes so far when youv'e got crap for a lens and the rest of the unit is crud
Cybershot phones usually are good at taking images ... So I dont think this will be a 'poor' camera.But yes, it might not be as good normal cameras. except in dark conditions.
Edited by lanky - 6/12/08 at 2:11am
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